Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.07%, while the index gained 0.48%, and the index added 1.29%.
The best performers of the session on the were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 4.88% or 2.23 points to trade at 47.82 at the close. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) added 2.98% or 1.66 points to end at 57.38 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 2.65% or 1.11 points to 42.94 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:), which fell 4.09% or 2.75 points to trade at 64.52 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:) declined 3.05% or 2.99 points to end at 95.07 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 2.65% or 3.97 points to 145.85.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were NortonLifeLock Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 8.79% to 22.78, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 5.98% to settle at 612.81 and Arconic Inc (NYSE:) which gained 5.39% to close at 14.47.
The worst performers were DXC Technology Co (NYSE:) which was down 14.24% to 14.21 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE:) which lost 13.37% to settle at 3.63 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which was down 10.98% to 16.13 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Adaptimmune Therapeutics Plc (NASDAQ:) which rose 127.78% to 11.07, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 79.30% to settle at 9.70 and Esports Entertainment Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 62.73% to close at 8.82.
The worst performers were Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 72.46% to 3.71 in late trade, Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 51.01% to settle at 0.090 and ARCA Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 34.41% to 12.60 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1541 to 1334 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1393 fell and 1266 advanced, while 65 ended unchanged.
Shares in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.98% or 34.60 to 612.81. Shares in Adaptimmune Therapeutics Plc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 127.78% or 6.21 to 11.07. Shares in Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 72.46% or 9.76 to 3.71. Shares in Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 79.30% or 4.29 to 9.70. Shares in Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 51.01% or 0.094 to 0.090. Shares in Esports Entertainment Group Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 62.73% or 3.40 to 8.82.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.78% to 27.51 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.07% or 18.30 to $1731.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 4.84% or 1.63 to hit $35.34 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 4.72% or 1.70 to trade at $37.73 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1104, while USD/JPY rose 0.18% to 107.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 98.275.
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